Posts Tagged ‘reading’

National Read A Romance Month

By Kerry

August is National Read A Romance Month! I love reading romance, and often get asked for recommendations from romance newbies – so I thought I would offer up a few of my favorites. I will warn you that almost all of these books are historical romance, since that’s my jam. Jane Austen You can’t go […] Read more…

Trashy Book Bento

By Kerry

Last week, a friend pointed me in the direction of the @bookbento Instagram account, and I was instantly smitten. I decided I had to give #bookbento a try, but you all know the types of books I love to read…so, I’m doing #trashybookbento: The book is the “fem lib” novel The Fun City Girls by Ruth […] Read more…

An Embroidered Rake: Jane Austen Villain George Wickham Gets Stitched

By Kerry

I just realized that this handsome devil never got his own post! When I found out about the &Stitches Villains Stitchalong back in October, it didn’t take me long to choose the perfect fictional villain. Jane Austen’s George Wickham is an unapologetic rascal through-and-through…he had to be hooped. I based the line drawing on Adrian Lukis’s Wickham from […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Magic Seeds – No!

By Kerry

Book Title: Beanstalk Author: John Rackham Year Published: 1973 Tagline: Magic Seeds – NO! Galactic History – YES! The Elevator Pitch: It’s Jack & the Beanstalk…but in space! With nudity! 158 pages of teeny, tiny type. Even in less than 200 pages, this book manages to give excruciatingly detailed descriptions of pretty much everyone and everything. In fact, [SPOILER […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Romance Novels for Comic Book Geeks!

By Kerry

So…I’ve been out of town, which resulted in two things: 1. I’ve woefully neglected my blog. and 2. I read four romance novels. I’ve made no secret of my love for trashy books (hence Trashy Paperback Tuesdays). So, it should come as no surprise that I spent my down time getting caught up on some […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Dire Happenings!

By Kerry

I decided that it was time for a scary, trashy read. The scariest thing about this one? The editing. Here’s just one of the many typos: Book Title: Castle Midnight Author: Evelyn McKenna Year Published: 1966 Tagline: Bev thought there was a reasonable explanation for the strange “ghosts” at Castle Midnight…but was there? The Elevator Pitch: “Charming” jerkwad tries […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Like a Trashier Valley of the Dolls

By Kerry

Sometimes, books are just as trashy on the outside as they are on the inside. I didn’t just get super hungry…the cover was torn when I bought it. Book Title: Once Is Not Enough Author: Jacqueline Susann Year Published: 1973 Tagline: A novel about love – every kind of love The Elevator Pitch: It’s like […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: The Horror of Growing Up (in a Zebra horror novel)

By Glenn

Book Title: Nightscape Author: Stephen R. George Year Published: 1992 Tagline: It started in his dreams…and ended in a nightmare! The Elevator Pitch: Hey, remember puberty? Well, this kid’s in for it BIG TIME. Oh, and mom – and pretty much everyone else in the book – are not gonna be likeable AT ALL. Mrs. […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: What’s Italian for Trashy?

By Kerry

Book Title: The Late Contessa Author: Dorothy Fletcher Year Published: 1971 Tagline: An unexpected legacy calls Barbara Loomis to a death-haunted Italian Villa. The Elevator Pitch: Italian travelogue meets Murder, She Wrote! 206 pages of sun-drenched villas and poisonings! Pretty well-written, and a great gothic novel to enjoy for Halloween. Though, they really tout the “Easy Eye” large type and […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Magicians, Demons, and Robot Dogs

By Kerry

Since we started exploring the trashiness of space last week, I figured we might as well continue the theme: Book Title: The Planet Wizard Author: John Jakes Year Published: 1969 Tagline: Magnus Blacklaw – a false wizard trying to perform a miracle. The Elevator Pitch: Who cares? We’ll put a girl in a metal bikini on the cover strapped to […] Read more…

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